Monday, January 11, 2010
Andy hit a home run in this second week of our series "The Ghost". His message was about being filled with the Holy Spirit. The highlight of the message for me was when he said there is a war being waged between our flesh and the Spirit of God who lives in us. We make the choice whether to "drink" from our flesh or to "drink" from the Spirit. Everytime we say "Yes" to God, make the most of each opportunity, or yield to the prompting of the Spirit we are, in essence, taking a sip of the Spirit. If we do that often enough, we will continually be filled with the Spirit. If, on the other hand, we continue to gratify or flesh and sinful desires, we will be full of self and the promptings of the Spirit become harder and harder to hear.
Over the next 21 days we are praying for a fresh awakening of the Spirit of God in our midst. Andy challenged our church to join together in a season of prayer and fasting as we anticipate all that God wants to do in our lives and through South Bay Church in 2010. For more information on this prayer and fast, click here. I will also be posting recipe ideas and updates on my blog, so keep checking back. Let me know if you're participating and if you have any good food ideas to share.